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Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory
The Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at Kennedy Krieger Institute was established in 1997 to provide Electroencephalogram (EEG) Recording services to Kennedy Krieger's inpatients and outpatients, as well as outpatients referred by outside physicians. The laboratory offers routine, extended and overnight EEGs, and is one of the few centers in the region that provides outpatient overnight video EEGs. The laboratory also offers full Polysomnography (PSG) Recording, or overnight sleep study services, as well as multiple sleep latency tests (MSLT). It is one of the few regional centers that provides sleep studies combined with simultaneous video EEG. Some appointments are available during weekends.
Technologists in this laboratory have extensive experience working with children with disabilities, and take pride in working with families to ensure the study is recorded properly. As a result, this laboratory boasts a high rate of success recording EEGs, even on children who have behavioral challenges. Physicians working in this laboratory are board-certified in pediatrics, child neurology, neurodevelopmental disabilities, sleep medicine and clinical neurophysiology. They work with referring doctors to get the most relevant information out of the testing appointments, so that each child's doctor can make the best informed decisions.
The Neurophysiology Laboratory has a separate research unit that collaborates with Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins investigators. For this, researchers use specialized research techniques, such as event-related potentials, evoked potentials, mathematical EEG signal processing and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Current research projects are looking into ADHD, Sturge-Weber syndrome, Rett syndrome, Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome and normal cognition.
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